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Metavian
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Scientific classification (Defunct)Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Ornithurae
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Superdivision: Metaves
Superorders

Metavians, (Metaves) is a superdivision containing an assortment of birds.

It contains flamingos, grebes, tropicbirds, sandgrouse, Columbidae, Eurypygiformes, the oilbird, potoos, frogmouths, Caprimulgidae and Apodiformes.

It is sister to Coronaves.

Phylogenetics

Based on John Boyd III (2009)[1]:

Metaves




Phoenicopteriformes



Podicipediformes




Other Columbimorphae (sandgrouse, tropicbirds, mesites, pigeons and doves)





Eurypygiformes (sunbittern, kagu)




Rhynochetidae



Eurypygidae






Steatornithiformes (oilbird)



Nyctibiiformes (potoos)



Podargiformes (frogmouths)



Caprimulgiformes (nightjars)



Apodiformes (hummingbirds, swifts, treeswifts, owlet-nightjars)










References

  1. ^ John H. Boyd III (October 28, 2010). "Metaves: Tree View". TiF Checklist. Retrieved 22-11-2019.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
Hemipus picatus This article is part of Project Bird Taxonomy, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every order, family and other taxonomic rank related to birds.
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